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Society Now Moves To Prostate Cancer Alert

Cancer is not death. These were the words of the head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gyneacology at Colonial War Memorial Hospital, Dr James Fong, during the Pinktober reception
01 Nov 2014 16:59
Society Now Moves To Prostate Cancer Alert
Staff of Fiji Electricity Authority celebrate Pinktober at their head office in Suva yesterday. Photo: Paulini Ratulailai

Cancer is not death.

These were the words of the head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gyneacology at Colonial War Memorial Hospital, Dr James Fong, during the Pinktober reception at the Fiji Electricity Authority office in Suva yesterday.

“The response and support from the general public has been overwhelming for this Pinktober month,” Dr Fong said.

“We started off in October with the Bushells Morning Tea and then Pinktober.

“The other one we want to start highlighting now is November where we call it the Movember. It is a   mixture of mustache and November. It’s for men and the focus for this month is prostate cancer, so we’ve got these three months in terms of creating awareness.”

Prostate cancer is a cancer which begins in the prostate gland and is found only in males.

Fiji Electricity Authority chief executive officer  Hasmukh Patel says the company was happy to make a contribution towards the Fiji Cancer Society.

“I think breast cancer is very predominant in society today and therefore the team at FEA thought that we will invite Dr James Fong, who is working in this area, breast cancer, to enlighten staff about this disease and also the result,” Mr Patel said.

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